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Ship of the Line: Out with a Bang

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Review of chapter "With A Bang" from MBB
Review:
Lol.
I'm usually (with 2 or 3 exceptions) not that into halloween* fics, but your reputation and summary made me give it a chance. And I'm glad I it, as the story is pretty much in the original spirit of the challenge; short, odd and crossed-over a rare show. (Which i'd never heard of, but might give a try now).
Also, afterwards Xander was back to really being Xander. :-)

So nice of him being willing to help those in existential crisis

*IMO they're even tainting non-halloween Xander fics with their (non-canon) superpowers.
Comments from author:
It's not a show, it's a movie - John Carpenter's first

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Star_(film)

Cheaply made. but great fun.
Review By [MBB] • Date [18 Oct 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With A Bang" from (Recent Donor)DeepBlueJoy
Review:
Lights out!

Have I told you lately that you're twisted?!! :-)

Blue (who has a thing for twisted authors)
Comments from author:
Not a huge fan of YAHF stories. This seemed like a good challenge to subvert.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DeepBlueJoy] • Date [8 Jul 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "With A Bang" from meteoricshipyards
Review:
Yes, I recognized Doolittle right away. And the surfboard. For a moment I was hoping that it was Talby (sp?) he was talking to, who was leaving with the phoenix asteroids, but, alas, no.

But it did solve the Hellmouth problem.

Thanks for the smiles.

Tom A.
Comments from author:
It's odd that there isn't more Dark Star fanfic, it has some interesting possibilities, especially in crossovers.
Review By [meteoricshipyards] • Date [10 May 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With A Bang" from (Past Donor)DreamSmith
Review:
Love it!

I laughed as soon as the page opened and I saw 'DOOLITTLE' on the page. Ten years at least since I watched that movie, and the association was still instant.
Also, I know it's petty of me, but any time Xander dies, I smile a happy smile.

Nice short, sir.

ETA: Annnnd I had to come back and check your other reviews, to see if you got anything like the number of outraged, scandalized, and offended comments I've gotten now that I posted the first chapter of my own response to this challenge. Answer: Nope! You got off very easy for some reason. Maybe because my chapter was longer, and they had more invested in it when things went wrong for Xander? Hmm. Possibly. My favorite reviews are the ones from the person who originated the challenge, who was so very offended, and the person who informed me that I wasn't allowed to continue the story, since I'd violated the rules, or his trust, or something. Oh, and the comparison to Hitler was entertaining also. O_o
Comments from author:
Glad a few people still know the crossover. As for Xander, I like the character - I just hate what a lot of fanfic, especially Halloween crossovers, does to him.
Review By [(Past Donor)DreamSmith] • Date [8 Apr 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With A Bang" from SMorgan
Review:
LOL in a way its rather epic hehe
Comments from author:
For very short-lived values of epic...
Review By [SMorgan] • Date [28 Mar 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "With A Bang" from DarthTenebrus
Review:
Ohhhhhh, hell.

Unintended consequences of a Halloween prank? Yep, Ethan Rayne has much explaining to do when the Powers that Be give him the third degree and decide what to do with him..

The REAL story begins after the destruction of the Earth, in the afterlife. Does Xander get a chance to start over? Does Ethan get a second chance to correct his mistake, and hopefully make a wiser choice in the end? Or will this take a much darker turn and have no happy ending at all?

Options, options...
Comments from author:
Not my sort of story, I'm afraid, maybe someone else will write it. I just like putting the boot into the sillier Halloween ideas occasionally.
Review By [DarthTenebrus] • Date [12 Mar 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With A Bang" from (Current Donor)Feynor
Review:
One more thing, besides having to say that TAO's review was fracking brilliant!

Interesting way of solving all the worlds problems, including global warming, in one fell swoop :P

On a planet, far, far away.

"Damned it Lieutenant, I ordered you to dial Earth", Colonel Makepeace screamed over the ear shattering noise of gun fire.
"I tried three times, sir, I can't get a lock."
"Then dial the Alpha site!"
"The what site?" the Lieutenant screamed back.
"Sorry, that's on our to do list back at the SGC. Dial anything, just get us out of here"

The only SG team currently off world at the time, learned about the existence of space based gates.

(You went to the trouble of killing everyone, we can't have any survivors then, can we? :P)
Comments from author:
That, or Earth's stargate is still there, floating amongst the gas and debris...
Review By [(Current Donor)Feynor] • Date [11 Mar 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "With A Bang" from Aille
Review:
LMAO! The best worst B-movie ever made. Thanks. You made my day.
Comments from author:
Pleased to hear it - many thanks!
Review By [Aille] • Date [11 Mar 13] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "With A Bang" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
Review:
Wonderful! Pity the planet had to go just to get rid of Harris but I suppose it was worth it.

Great stuff!

D.
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [11 Mar 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With A Bang" from TAO
Review:
*Cut to a scene of that shows two members of "The Powers That Be" looking down at the small asteroid field that had once been planet Earth*

Power #1: "Um...damn..."

Power #2: "Yeah...we could have handled that one a little bit better...."

Power #1: "So how the hell are we going to explain this to the others?"

Power #2: "Um...blame it on Janus?"

Power #1: "Do you really think that will work?"

Power #2: "Do you really want to file the paperwork explaining how we accidentally caused an entire planet to go 'boom' as part of a Halloween prank?"

Power#1: "Okay...you're right...let's blame Janus."
Comments from author:
Works for me.
Review By [TAO] • Date [11 Mar 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "With A Bang" from Genuka
Review:
Amusing.
Comments from author:
Thanks!
Review By [Genuka] • Date [10 Mar 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With A Bang" from (Current Donor)Sulien
Review:
*hugs you so tight you squeak*

Holy buckets! My jaw hit the floor when I started reading this! You'd be amazed how few people I know actually even know "Dark Star" exists!!! I have a habit of tapping all of the nails of both hands at the same time when I'm very highly annoyed and only one person ever got it.

*gives you another huge hug and dances around the room with you*

Thank you!
Comments from author:
I saw it at an SF convention when it was brand new, think I've seen it four or five times since. There's always at least one thing I've forgotten or never noticed before, and while it isn't visually impressive by modern standards, the plot works beautifully.
Review By [(Current Donor)Sulien] • Date [10 Mar 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With A Bang" from CPTSkip
Review:
Lol! I liked it. For a very odd definition of "like". But somehow I don't think there will be a sequel to your story.
Comments from author:
It would be a bit difficult.
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [10 Mar 13] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "With A Bang" from (Current Donor)Feynor
Review:
Definitely an "Oops!" moment.
Never before have I thought the warning "Multiple character deaths" to be an understatement :P
Comments from author:
A little unfortunate, but that's what you get for messing about with magic.
Review By [(Current Donor)Feynor] • Date [10 Mar 13] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "With A Bang" from Bobboky
Review:
Very good
Review By [Bobboky] • Date [10 Mar 13] • Not Rated
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